Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to end months of speculation Wednesday and raise a key interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade. But for average Americans hoping for noticeably higher returns on their savings or fearing a sharp increase on credit card, auto loan or mortgage rates, the waiting is likely to continue.
Regardless of which season lures you with its wealth of travel options, credit cards are a necessity for just about everything. So letting your guard down when you make reservations, pony up payment, or leave your hotel room is a recipe for trouble. Bankrate.com has some good tips for credit card safety that will serve […]
By Anna Smolchenko Moscow (AFP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia should create its own national payment settlement system, in a bid to reduce economic dependence on the West amid the controversy over Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. “In countries such as Japan and China these systems work, and work very well,” Putin told […]